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Craving ice chips, tonsil infections, tiredness, discomfort in legs. Anemia symptoms?

Hi I have been craving ice chips alot and have had alot of problems with infections on my tonsils and get really tired and once im in bed cant stop twisting and turning bc my legs feel uncomfortable.. I am always sleepy and they say this may be a sign of anemia but not to long ago I went to donate blood and they said I was ok to donate doesnt that mean I dont have anemia.... what can it be?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query

i can feel your concerns

Yes,these are symptoms of anaemia.

latent iron deficiency manifest like this.your haemoglobin level is maintained in normal range but your stores are depleting slowly.
i advise to get your iron profile and if it is low then take iron supplements after consulting your doctor.
calcium supplements and milk is useful for leg cramps.
improve your diet.add fresh vegetables,fruit and meat to your diet
avoid soft and cold drinks.
take a consultation of ENT doctor regarding your tonsils

Hope i have ansewered your query
i am available for your help
Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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